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Imran Khan says he went looking for 'hurtful words' to feel 'normal' as netizens showered messages of love and support

Updated on: 05 September,2023 11:15 AM IST  |  Mumbai
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Actor Imran Khan has been sharing his thoughts and his journey in the Hindi film industry ever since he announced his comeback to the movies a couple of weeks back

Imran Khan says he went looking for 'hurtful words' to feel 'normal' as netizens showered messages of love and support

Imran Khan. Pic/Instagram

Key Highlights

  1. Imran Khan recently announced that he will be making a comeback to the movies
  2. The news was well received with supportive messages from netizens to the actor
  3. However, the actor took to Instagram and revealed how he dealt with sudden love

Actor Imran Khan, most widely known for his role in 'Jaane Tu Yaa...Jaane Na', announced that he would be making a comeback to the movies. He was last seen on screen in the film Katti Batti opposite Kangana Ranaut in 2015. After a disappointing performance of the film at the box office, Khan was not seen in any movie and was also missing from social events. However, a couple of weeks back, the actor announced that he would work on making a comeback to the movies. Ever since, he got more active on social media and began sharing his experience working on films.

In a recent post, Imran reflected on his inner thoughts and how he dealt with the sudden outpour of love that he received from netizens in the recent days. The actor shared an image of himself putting a mug of water over his head. He began his long post with the warning, " Trigger Warning Self Harm".

"Sorry about the silence... when you've lived so long in darkness, the sunshine can feel unbearably bright at first. I've been flooded with so many message of love, support, and encouragement that it felt weird. Unnatural. I couldn't absorb that much positivity, so instead I went looking for the ugly words, the hurtful ones that sound more like the Voice in my head, because that feels more familiar to me. I checked reddit (still reliable), the comments sections of news articles, wherever I could find words sharp enough to cut myself with," he wrote. 

"And then a funny thing happened. There I was, poking and slicing away trying to feel 'normal', but somehow the edges of the words seemed less sharp... the tips less pointy. They weren't drawing blood the way they used to. They just didn't work anymore. And I think I know why," he added.

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"We all have scars, old wounds that still ache. But love heals. Love is empowering and uplifitng, and if you are fortunate enough to receive the kind of love that I have, I think it starts to fill in those scars. It covers you in a layer of protective armor. You may never fully grasp the extent to which your love empowers me, but know that I am grateful. You make me feel 304.8 cm tall," he concluded the post. 


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